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Track and field continues strong indoor season at Ball State

By Ed Rietveld | February 17, 2013

Track and field finished the regular portion of its indoor season with the Ball State University Quadrilateral meet Friday. The meet gave the Huskies a chance to compete against three MAC schools ahead of this weekend’s MAC indoor conference championships....

huskie briefs

huskie briefs

By Northern Star Staff | September 17, 2012

Alumnae of the NIU women's basketball team will suit up for the annual Alumni Game at 11 a.m. Saturday on Victory E. Court. A ticket to the NIU women's basketball game against Ohio at 2:05 p.m. that same day will get fans a seat for the alumnae contest.

The men's basketball Alumni Game is set for Feb. 4, and also will take place at 11 a.m. A ticket to watch the current Huskies take the court for a MAC showdown with Western Michigan at 2:05 p.m. gets fans into the Alumni Game.

Mega Women

Three top 10 finishes propelled the NIU women's track and field team to a second place finish at the Eastern Illinois Mega Meet Jan. 21.

In field competition, Lindsay Chamberlain took home the 20-pound weight throw title with a heave of 17.79 meters. Ashley Morrow finished third in the weight throw, and second in the shot put; a slot ahead of teammate Margaret Gorski. Elizabeth Berquist placed second in the high jump.

NIU also had a strong showing in the track department, with a second-place finish from sprinter Ajahnae Hinley, a second-place finish in the 800 meter run from Lorene Skipper and a bronze from Bonnie Miller in the 5,000 meter run. The 4 x 400 team posted a second-place finish to add to the NIU medal count.

NIU heads to Champaign tomorrow for the Care/Health Alliance Classic hosted by the University of Illinois at 10 a.m.


The NIU women's tennis team started its season with a 7-0 loss at Wisconsin Saturday.

Wisconsin won the doubles match point and then rolled to a 5-0 sweep with a forfeit in the singles matches.

NIU coach Pontus Hiort said after the match Wisconsin is one of the top teams in the nation.

Wanted: Softball Manager

The NIU softball team is looking for a new manager for its upcoming season.

Qualified candidates must have a working knowledge of softball, be proficient with statistical maintenance and assist with equipment transportation for practices and games.

If interested please contact assistant coach Joanna Lane at 753-2245 as soon as possible.

That New Season Smell

The NIU baseball team will kick off the 2006 season Feb. 3. The Huskies will travel to Tempe for a three-game series with the Arizona State Sun Devils.

The opener will be played under the lights at 7 p.m., while the final game will be at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Huskie briefs for 5/01/12

By Dustin King | April 30, 2012

NIU baseball’s Kyle Glancy and women’s golf’s Kelsie Passolt were named the NIU Scholar Athletes of the Week for April 23 through April 29, according to a press release. Glancy, a senior marketing major, earned two saves over the weekend against...

Janay Mitchell

No. 10 for top 10 NIU athletes: Janay Mitchell

By James Cantagallo | April 23, 2012

Last season, NIU track and field’s Janay Mitchell battled injuries which kept her from competing. This season, the Teaneck, N.J., native is healthy and ran her way to the #10 spot in the Northern Star Top 10 Athletes of 2011-12. “There are a lot of...

April 6, 2012, Chicagoland Intercollegiate Championships

NIU track and field looks to continue succes at Kansas Relays

By Dustin King | April 17, 2012

NIU track and field will look to keep continue its outdoor success with the Kansas Relays Thursday in Lawrence, Kan. The Huskies are coming off the Lee Calhoun Memorial Invitational, where they finished eighth and third in the two day event. The Kansas...

Track and field takes 3rd at Lee Calhoun Memorial

By Sean Anderson | April 15, 2012

NIU track and field finished out its weekend at the Lee Calhoun Memorial Invitational by taking third place. The Huskies won four events on Saturday, which propelled them to finish with 126 team points. Marquette won the meet with 202 points, while host...

Track and field wins Chicagoland Championships

By James Cantagallo | April 8, 2012

The cool temperatures didn’t have an affect on the NIU track and field team, as they won the Chicagoland Championships hosted by the University of Chicago Friday. The Huskies won six event titles and finished with 174 team points. The next closest team...

Mitchell no longer plagued by injuries

Mitchell no longer plagued by injuries

By James Cantagallo | April 8, 2012

Injuries haunted Janay Mitchell last season, but this season is a different story. With Mitchell no longer injured, the NIU track and field performer has been working harder, and as a result, she is tearing up the track. “She has applied herself a lot...

Huskie Briefs for 3/22/12

By Northern Star Staff | March 21, 2012

Two more school records helped NIU’s Janay Mitchell earn the MAC Women’s Track Athlete of the Week award, according to a press release. The conference announced Wednesday that Mitchell had earned the weekly honor for the second time this season. “It’s...

Courtney Oldenburg

Track and field breaks two more records

By Sean Anderson | March 19, 2012

After its success in the indoor season, NIU track and field claimed two event titles and broke two more school records at the UCF Black & Gold Challenge Saturday. The Huskies had a 15 top-five finishes and nine personal records at the meet. In the...

Kellyman, Gregory highlight track and field at MAC Indoor Championships

By Dustin King | February 26, 2012

Chanel Kellyman and Megan Gregory’s gold medal performances highlighted NIU track and field’s run at the MAC Indoor Championships held in Akron, Ohio this weekend. The Huskies finished in seventh place overall with a score of 48 points, which is the...

NIUs Courtney Oldenburg keeps her pace at the NCAA Midwest Regional last fall.

Track and field ready for MAC Indoor Championships

By Dustin King | February 22, 2012

NIU track and field will head into the postseason this weekend with the MAC Indoor Championships in Akron, Ohio.“The team dramatically improved from last year,” said NIU coach Greg Hipp. “If we just compete like we did all season, we’ll be successful.”Western...